We are thrilled to announce the publication of the results of our Gallatin Microplastics Initiative in the journalWater Research.
Our Gallatin study is the first of its kind to document microplastic pollution within the defined geographic scope of a watershed. For two years, over 120 volunteers hiked, biked, skied, and kayaked to remote regions throughout the Gallatin watershed, a river system that takes its origin in Yellowstone National Park, while collecting nearly 800 samples of water.
These samples were shipped across the country to our partner scientist, Abby Barrows, for processing and analysis in her laboratory in Maine.
We are thankful to our volunteers for their dedication to the study and to their commitment to the health of our backyard here in Bozeman. We are excited for the results of this study to contribute to the growing body of knowledge and search for solutions on microplastics pollution.